Call for the Inclusion of the Right to the City in the Habitat III Agenda

August 4th, 2015 Kenya



The Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C) aims to advocate for fair, democratic, sustainable and inclusive cities. Such principles can also be translated into commitments, policies, projects and concrete actions adopted by United Nations bodies and national and local governments. The Members of the GPR2C strongly believe that the process of developing a New Urban Agenda must take a human rights approach, with the Right to the City as its cornerstone. Therefore, we call for the inclusion of the Right to the City as the main guideline for all documents and debates set during the preparation process towards the Habitat III Conference. In this sense, we express our concerns about the fact that there is no mention whatsoever of The Right to the City in any of the 22 issue papers[i], even though the title of one of the Policy Units suggests that this concept would be part of them.

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